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Nadal believes previous tennis eras are not enjoyable to watch.

"Personally, to watch a Pete Sampras versus Goran Ivanisevic match, or one between those kind of players, is not enjoyable"

"It's not really tennis, it is a few swings of the racquet. It was less eye-catching than what we do now. Everyone enjoys the tennis we play much more. I am not saying we are playing better tennis, just more enjoyable tennis. For me, in the past it was just serve, serve, serve."

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Coming from a very unorthodox tennis player to say that the previous eras weren't tennis...

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Wow. I mean I agree that a match between two all serve players like Sampras and Ivanisevic is boring, but it's not like the past decades were filled with guys like that.
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Re: Nadal believes previous tennis eras are not enjoyable to watch.

That is his opinion and we all know that opinions are like a-holes, we all have one.
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Re: Nadal believes previous tennis eras are not enjoyable to watch.

I don't think tennis in the 90's was bad to watch, but watching two big servers like Pete when he played Goran in 98, was

When either one of them played a good returner like Andre, it was great.
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Re: Nadal believes previous tennis eras are not enjoyable to watch.

He is right. Tennis is much more enjoyable now.
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Re: Nadal believes previous tennis eras are not enjoyable to watch.

To an extent, I believe that too, because he's right, in previous eras, the rallies and points weren't constructed nearly as well, and weren't as exciting as they are today. That may have something to do with the fact that players of previous eras also didn't have the same type of technology within their racquets as today's players do.

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Re: Nadal believes previous tennis eras are not enjoyable to watch.


Some rare insight into his thoughts, and it's not pretty

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Re: Nadal believes previous tennis eras are not enjoyable to watch.

listen to these words from moonball, moonball, moonball

goran-sampras matches had plenty of serve volleying in there
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lol, yeah okay

he's entitled to his oppinion but i definately do not agree

saying that every tennis fan enjoys watching the tennis being played in this era is just rediculous

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I'm so excited to see samanosuke's response to this

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Re: Nadal believes previous tennis eras are not enjoyable to watch.

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"Personally, to watch a Pete Sampras versus Goran Ivanisevic match, or one between those kind of players, is not enjoyable"

"It's not really tennis, it is a few swings of the racquet. It was less eye-catching than what we do now. Everyone enjoys the tennis we play much more. I am not saying we are playing better tennis, just more enjoyable tennis. For me, in the past it was just serve, serve, serve."

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Ten...-Day-Five.aspx


Coming from a very unorthodox tennis player to say that the previous eras weren't tennis...

what an humble champion he is... disregarding over 95% of the history of tennis just to glorify his style, his achievements and his era. seriously, just a couple of hours ago, i was thinking i had been way too harsh with this guy but when he pulls up crap like this, i can see quite clearly i was right all along.


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Here it comes

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who does that all running moonball, think he is
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We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.

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Re: Nadal believes previous tennis eras are not enjoyable to watch.

He and his opinions are the biggest catasthrophy that is happening to tennis

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